The author of the book “The shadow of the wind” is one of the most famous Spanish authors. Nowadays Carlos Ruiz Zafón has multiple literary prizes and he does not stop surprising us with his works.

Today we tell you about the writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón who has a lot of influence in modern Spanish culture. It has several narrative works for adults and adolescents for which it has received multiple awards. You can find more information about the author on his website.

Also, reading his books can be a perfect extra to your Spanish course in Valencia. This way you can learn new vocabulary and know grammatical structures that you can then work in class.

We present you 2 most outstanding works of the writer:


La sombra del viento (The wind’s shadow)

It is the first book of the tetralogy “The Cemetery of forgotten books” that became a bestseller worldwide. The other 3 books are: The Angel Game, The Prisoner of Heaven and The Spirit Labyrinth.

The book is set in Barcelona in the first half of the 20th century. It is a mysterious and suspenseful novel that tells the adventures of a young boy. One day his father takes him to a secret place in the old city: the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. There Daniel finds a cursed book that changes his life and fills it with the dark intrigues of Barcelona.


La trilogía de la niebla (The trilogy of fog)

It has 3 story youth narratives united in the same book. The story takes place in 1943 in a town on the Atlantic coast. Young Max together with his friends will have to face the terrible mysteries of his new home. In addition, creatures as diabolical as The Prince of the Fog will appear …


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